"Just went to pick up the shirt with my friend (I didn't make one, although it is REALLY cheap for a custom shirt). Â I was wearing the Brioni soft yellow check shirt, button-down, and the owner/tailor Ricky Ho really liked it. Â Â He wanted to make me some pants as he has some new Italian super 150's, so maybe I'll try---you know my chief reason for not having a shirt made by him is because of the fabric, and he seems to know it. Â Now that he is talking highly about the pants fabric, maybe I'll give it a try, though it will come out to be around US$200, as that's his best fabric. Â Anyway, my initial opinions of the shirt (my friend has not worn it yet): Â Fabric still doesn't look good. Â It looks like really low gauge/thread count cotton, and to a certain extent, even coarse---but that's just to my eyes. Â There is just not enough natural shine from the fibre, and the machine stitching all around just makes it look even stiffer. Â Monogram was machine embroidered, very stiff. Â Collar style was ok, nothing that will make you drool, but it was still folded in a bag, so I will leave more detailed comments on the collar later. Â I didn't like the buttons very much. Â I later found out that they were Chinese-made/cut MOP buttons; no wonder there wasn't any pearly glow in them. Â The pattern matching on the split back yoke was ok. Â I am not going to say whether it was worth it--however, if all you are looking for is a custom shirt, then you've found your place. Â I am still not convinced."
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12/5/03 at 12:54pm